The Patriots were warned.
As if having a perfect season spoiled with a loss in the last Super Bowl and losing MVP quarterback Tom Brady to a season-ending knee injury less than eight minutes into this season were not enough to punish the Patriots for their videotaping scandal of last year, missing the playoffs after posting an 11-5 record should square everything. New England is the first 11-win team to miss the playoffs since the current 12-team format was instituted in 1990.
ALSO: The Cowboys apparently celebrated their 44-6 loss. I hope Wade Phillips sticks around - combined with T.O. it's like the male version of Desperate Housewives.